From the Writings of the Pope


Oct272013
Day for the Family

Day for the Family

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This weekend in Rome, Pope Francis celebrates special liturgies with families who have gathered for pilgrimage.  Last night he...

Oct252013
Salt of the Earth & Light of the World

Salt of the Earth

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MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER
 TO THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD
 ON THE OCCASION
 OF THE XVII WORLD YOUTH DAY 
(TORONTO 18-28...

Oct242013
A Culture of Life

A Culture of Life

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One of the great legacies of Blessed Pope John Paul II to the Church and world was his passion for building a Culture of Life,...

Oct232013
The Mystery of the Mother

The Mystery of the

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Blessed Pope John Paul II had a deep and life-long devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus, perhaps because he lost his own...

Sep242013
Wisdom Knows All and Understands All

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Fides et Ratio (Faith and Reason), an encyclical letter of Pope John Paul II to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the...

Sep222013
Anointed with Dignity

Anointed with Dign

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Editor's Note: During his Wednesday Angelus on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, Pope Francis spent some time focusing on...

Sep022013
A Heart Which Sees

A Heart Which Sees

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Editor's Note: Today, as we observe Labor Day, it is important for us to remember that every human being holds the basic...

Sep012013
Loving Communion in the Family

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Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris Consortio of Pope John Paul II to the Episcopate, to the Clergy and to the Faithful of the...

Jun232013
On the Altar of the World

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia (Church of the Eucharist), an encyclical letter of Pope John Paul II to the Bishops, Priests and...

May262013
A Community of Love

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Deus Caritas Est  (God Is Love),  an encyclical letter of Pope Benedict XVI to the Bishops, Priests and Deacons, Men and Women...

May012013
St. Joseph the Worker and Human Work

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May 1st is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.  St. Joseph, husband of Mary, foster father of Jesus and carpenter, is a model...

Apr142013
Proclaiming with Conviction

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Homily of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, Holy Mass for the New Evangelization, given October 16, 2011 at the Vatican...

Mar312013
Let There Be Light!

Let There Be Light

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Homily of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, Holy Saturday, April 7, 2012 in Saint Peter's Basilica. … At Easter, on...

Mar242013
We Must Spread Ourselves Under His Feet

We Must Spread Our

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Did you know that Palm Sunday is World Youth Day?  Usually when we think of World Youth Day our minds go to the large...

Feb012013
The Light for Revelation to the Gentiles

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Tomorrow is the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus and is also the World Day for Consecrated Life.  Tomorrow on the blog...

Jan182013
That They All May Be One

That They All May

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Today begins the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  For the next seven days, Christians all over the world, of many...

Jan062013
Explosions of Light

Explosions of Ligh

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Editor's Note:  The following in as excerpt from Pope Benedict XVI's homily on the Feast of the Epiphany, given in Rome...

Dec252012
We Must Bend Down

We Must Bend Down

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Editor's Note:  The following are excerpts from Pope Benedict's homily at Midnight Mass in 2011.  Let us join our Holy...

Dec232012
A Woman Who Loves

A Woman Who Loves

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The following paragraph and prayer are excerpts from the Pope Benedit XVI’s encyclical letter Deus Caritas Est on Christian...

Oct182012
The Door of Faith

The Door of Faith

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Breaking News!  The iOS App is now available on iTunes.  Click here to download!   Editor's Note:  This year, we...